How to Prioritize Facebook’s News Feed Friends and Stories

By Carolyn Abram

Prioritizing friends is a way of designating people you always want to see in your Facebook News Feed. You can prioritize people like your best friends and spouse or more distant friends who you think post really hilarious stuff. It’s your News Feed, choose to prioritize what’s important to you.

Posts from prioritized friends will always be at the top of your News Feed when you log in. Unfortunately, if your friends don’t post very often, there still won’t be anything to show you. News Feed needs something to work with. You can see a prioritized post in the following figure.

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A prioritized post in News Feed.

The only thing that differentiates such a post (other than the fact that it’s at the top of News Feed when you log in) is a tiny blue star in the upper right corner of the post.

Click Prioritize Who to See First to open a menu for choosing people from your friend list. Facebook displays the people it thinks you’ll likely want to see first at the top, you may have to scroll down a bit to find whom you’re looking for. Click on any friend’s face to select him (and click again to deselect him). When you’re finished, click the blue Done button to save your choices.